Use this tag for issues with Android's lock screen (the one protecting your device from unauthorized/accidental use. If applicable, consider using a more specific tag, such as e.g. 'face-unlock', 'pattern-lock', or 'locked-out'. See the full tag wiki for additional details and hints.

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Disable lock screen wallpaper on S3 Android 4.3

I can change the wallpaper on the lock screen on my S3, but is it possible disable it completely? I can't see that in the menus, I am only able to pick a wallpaper from the gallery.
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Securing power off menu options when phone screen is locked or customizing power-off menu options?

I am using Google Nexus 5 with stock 4.4 KitKat. When the phone is in locked state (locked with a standard PIN code, password or pattern) and we long press power button, we get the power-off menu ...
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Is it possible to have my lockscreen turn on and off automatically at given times?

I want my lockscreen to light up at a specific time say, 10pm and shut down by itself at 10:30pm. Is that something that exists? OS: 4.1.1 Phone: S3
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How do I keep my lockscreen from turning off on my S3?

I want to keep my lockscreen on longer than the few seconds it does now by default. I don't see any settings to change this in the menus. Is there a way to keep it on for 10 minutes or even ...
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Send predefined sms/text message to group with a shortcut

I would like to install a "panic button" on my phone's home screen or lock screen that would send a predefined sms/text message to a selected group of people. I am NOT looking for a group sms app ...
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unlocking problem in hcl me v1

I installed Google play in my HCL ME V1 tablet. It was working fine, when i restarted the tablet, my pattern unlock type changes to swipe screen unlock, and when I swipe it to unlock the screen the ...
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Kaspersky Mobile: disable lock

I have Kaspersky Mobile installed. Today I had to reinstall it after installing a new rom. Now whenever I turn on the phone, I have to enter the kaspersky unlock code, which is different from the sim ...
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How to bypass lock screen in Cyanogenmod 7.2

I set up my phone to use a gesture based unlock, and told it to hide the unlock button. Now the gesture isn't working and I can't get past the lock screen. For the standard Android lock screen, ...
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android phone turns off when wifi on

i have a Samsung galaxy ace 3 that tuns off when it sleeps or locks but that only happens when it has internet access, not necessary WiFi on. So if i want to use the phone i have to disable the WiFi ...
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Lock screen of Nexus 5 during active call

How can I activate my PIN lock screen by default during an active call? If my proximity sensor turns the screen on during the call I frequently drop will accidentally disconnect by clicking the "end" ...
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What is this blue dot and circle on the lock screen?

Under the slider, there is a blue dot/circle. What is this?
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Lock screen security - reboot after X invalid PINs

I used following methodology to create a strong boot password on the phone, at the same time keeping a weaker PIN for screen unlock. Now I want to make sure that if someone tries to pick up a PIN, ...
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How to turn off crt tv animation when locking screen

I need to turn off the crt tv animation when locking screen in Nexus 5, running 4.4.3. I was able to turn off the tv animation by keeping Animator duration scale to Animation off in developer ...
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Huawei Ascend Y511 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean lock screen Widgets

I cannot get the lock screen widgets to work no matter what I do. I do not have Corporate account added, just Google, Viber and Facebook. I searched the internet quite some times, but I couldn't find ...
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changing the lock screen time and date display lg l5

How do i change the design and look of the time and date display on my lock screen? Where is the option that lets you change the design/way the time and date is displayed?
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How To Add 3rd Party Lockscreen App be Default Lockscreen

Can someone help me ? I want to add fingerprint lock free apk to be my default lockscreen. I have decompiled the apk, what I have to do ? Samsung Galaxy Young GT-S5360
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Is there a way to switch Android users from the command line?

Using the following command, I managed to enable multi-user mode in an Android device that doesn't officicially support it: adb shell setprop fw.max_users 4. For good measure I also added the ...
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How can I have a different lock screen photo every time?

is it possible to always have the same lock screen photo and wallpaper, I want a different photo every time I open my phone. I got an app that can change my wallpaper but is it possible to make it ...
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Show command output on lockscreen

This started out with me wanting a calendar on the lockscreen. Not a list of events, mind you, but a calendar. You know, the kind that looks like the periodic table of the elements but with day ...
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Flashlight on lockscreen on Galaxy S5

I am soon going on a field trip and would like to give my friends the ability to use the flash light from the phone without giving them the pattern to unlock the phone. Is that possible to add the ...
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Lock screen shortcuts cannot be changed

When my mobile had 4.1 version of Android, I could go to Security -> Lock screen -> Shortcuts to change the shortcuts. But, after Android 4.3 update, I am unable to find a way to change the shortcuts ...
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How do I stop the home button from waking my Samsung Galaxy S5?

I've only had my Samsung Galaxy S5 for about a week now. I've been mowing the lawn whilst listening to music. Every so often, the music would stutter or skip to the next track. When I took my phone ...
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Cannot set any screen Security

I installed MIUIV5 on my Gionee P3 phone and I cannot set any screen security: no PIN, no password nor pattern. When it asks to enter a PIN and I tap continue nothing happens. I also checked the ...
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How can i change the lock screen configuration?

My phone has spontaneously changed the configuration of the lock screen. It now has the clock on the left, and a miniaturized pattern lock to the right of that. I would like to get back to the ...
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Odd but great Lock Screen Behaviour - can't get it back

I have just experienced an odd but really cool feature regarding my lock screen and I can't work out how to get it back (Phone Model: Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3). I went to unlock my phone ...
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PIN invisibility in android

I am using PIN security for unlocking the phone. When i type the PIN, a blue highlight comes to the pressed digit. How can i hide it? I am in Note 2 rooted with stock rom.
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Too many password attempts

While I was out, someone attempted to guess my phone password. They couldn't guess it and now it displays the 'too many password attempts' screen, which needs to be unlocked with a google account. ...
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How do I change the lock-screen wallpaper?

I've lost the ability to change my lock screen wallpaper (in the course of trigger-happy removal of some phone company apps). I used to be able to do 'Menu > Wallpaper' and be prompted for either ...
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Android power button doesn't lock the screen after reboot - Nexus 5

I've been using my Nexus 5 for like a couple of months now and last week I tried switching to ART. After the process is finished the phone rebooted and the power button didn't lock the screen. Long ...
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Where can I locate the picture that is currently being used for my lock screen?

I have a picture that I cherish deeply being used as my lock screen. The problem is that the Micro SD card I was using became corrupted at one point and needed to be formatted so the picture was ...
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How to prevent buttons from activating screen

When I take my Android phone from my trousers pocket the screen is often activated since any press to the search, home, back or menu button activates the screen. Of course, this is a major battery ...
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How to get back pattern lock with Exchange/ActiveSync account?

I have added an Exchange/ActiveSync email account to my Android phone. This required me to set the email application as a device administrator so that ActiveSync can control certain features of my ...
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Lock Screen Pattern Too Small After Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 finally got the OTA update to Android 4.3 from Verizon. Before the update, when I was running Android 4.1.2, the pattern on my lock screen looked like the 1st ...
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Unlock Screen with ADB Android 4.2

Previously with Android 4.1, doing something like: adb shell input keyevent 82 #(KEYCODE_MENU) would unlock the screen at first boot and would then allow further commands to launch applications ...
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Is it possible to wipe Samsung S5 finger print scanner data from recovery

I heard Samsung S5 has finger print scanner to unlock screen. How reliable is this? If I perform a data wipe or factory reset via recovery will the finger print lock still works?
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How to disable lock pattern/pin on lock screen with new Android 4.3 update?

I just did an update on my Galaxy S3 and now it is required that I have a lock on my lock screen. Before the update, I had the simple "Swipe to Unlock." Now, when I go into Settings>Lock ...
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App to lock phone with PIN

Device: Samsung Galaxy SGH-S730G Android: 4.0.4 When my phone is on me, I don't want to use a PIN, password, or pattern on my lock screen. I just want to swipe to unlock quickly. However, if I leave ...
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Is there a way to set the screen to auto-lock after more than 30 minutes?

On my GS3 the options for auto-locking range from "immediately" to "30 minutes". Suppose I wanted the auto-lock to happen only after 1 hour - is there any way to do this?
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App/shortcut to quickly change screen lock type?

Two scenarios: I'm at a "trusted" place, and don't want to enter unlock password/pattern all the time I'm at an "untrusted" place and want my phone to be password/pattern screen locked is there ...
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Can't disable lock screen during call

I'm using Android 4.3 on Samsung Note 2, and the lock screen frequently is present when I finish a call. I have no need to secure my phone under these circumstances. How do I disable the appearance of ...
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How do you skip the PIN to go directly to the camera from the lock screen?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2 (standard, not rooted). I previously had an iPhone, and the feature I miss the most is the ability to go directly to the camera from the lock screen ...
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“Account unlock” when not connected to internet?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. I see this screen when I press "Forgot Password" in the pattern lock screen that comes by default with the phone: My Question is: How would my account be ...
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Install CA without having to activate screen lock

I have a Nexus 7 (Android 4.1.1) and I want to add a CA (Certificate Authority) to my device to use it for the ssl-connection to my mail server. The CA is self-signed. The Certificate does only ...
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If you unlock you don't have to unlock again in X time

Is there a way to have my phone stay unlocked for some period of time after I have unlocked it once (via PIN, pattern or whatever). In other words, if I unlock my device with my PIN, if I turn the ...
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Certificate Install without mandatory PIN lockscreen

Google Support says: The type of lock that's acceptable may be predetermined by your system administrator. Where I can define what's acceptable? I can regenerate the certificate if needed. So ...
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Remove Password on Galaxy S4

I somehow set a password for my Galaxy S4 (Android v4.3). I cannot figure out how to remove the password. Where is the setting to do so? I have to enter the password anytime I want to unlock the phone ...
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Why does GMail appear on my phone without unlocking?

If I use GMail and then lock my phone, when I switch it back on, GMail is usable before the PIN has been entered. I can use it entirely as normal but for the absence of the show all apps button at the ...
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Lock screen but keep Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation and GPS active

I've a Sony Xperia Z with Android 4.2.2 and need to lock my screen but keep the (voice/turn-byturn) navigation active. How can I achieve that? As it's currently, as soon as I lock the screen, GPS ...
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How do I make “Emergency Call” harder to hit? I keep pocket calling 911!

I have a Samsung Captivate Glide phone running 4.0.4 on the AT&T network. Unfortunately, I have pocket called 911 at least four times. To call 911 on my phone you have to: Activate the lock ...
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Setting the lock screen timeout

On my Nexus 4, when I press the power button to access the lock screen (say, to check the time), the screen doesn't turn itself off for 30 seconds. This seems like an excessive delay. On my previous ...